Abstract

A wideband-generalized pattern multiplication approach to evaluate the performance of an optical beamforming-based wideband antenna array is proposed and experimentally demonstrated, which enables the far-field measurement of a large wideband array with a small anechoic chamber. Because the optimum reception of a wideband microwave signal is highly related to the time-domain distortions of the beamforming system, a correlation-receiver-based radiation pattern is applied to take the fidelity of the wideband signals into account. A four-element optical beamforming system is built to verify the feasibility of the proposed method. The results achieved by the proposed method agree well with the conventional direct measurements.

© 2016 Chinese Laser Press

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